BBC Has Officially Cast ‘Sex Education’ Star As New Doctor Who

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Just like James Bond, Doctor Who regularly changes actors from time to time. And while we still have no idea who will be Daniel Craig’s successor as James Bond, we know who will be Jodie Whittaker’s successor in the next season of Doctor Who.

Jodie Whittaker debuted as the Thirteenth Doctor in the eleventh series of the revived era of Doctor Who. Whittaker reprised the role in series 12 and series 13. Today, BBC officially announced that a Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over the role in the forthcoming series. Gatwa is best known for the role of Eric Effiong in Netflix’s Sex Education.

Here’s how the actor commented on his casting as a new Time Lord:

“It feels really amazing. It’s a true honour. This role is an institution and it’s so iconic. I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I’m going to try to do my best.” — Ncuti Gatwa for BBC

The Doctor Who series began its classic era back in 1963 with the First Doctor, who was played by William Hartnell. The classic era ended in 1989, and a revived era of the series began in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and the series has kept airing to this day. Ncuti Gatwa will make his debut as the Fourteenth Doctor in 2023.